Powers ontology and the quantum revolution

@article{Koons2021PowersOA,
  title={Powers ontology and the quantum revolution},
  author={Robert C. Koons},
  journal={European journal for philosophy of science},
  year={2021},
  volume={11},
  pages={1-28}
}
  • Robert C. Koons
  • Published 2021
  • Philosophy
  • European journal for philosophy of science
  • An Aristotelian philosophy of nature rejects the modern prejudice in favor of the microscopic, a rejection that is crucial if we are to penetrate the mysteries of the quantum world. I defend an Aristotelian model by drawing on both quantum chemistry and recent work on the measurement problem. By building on the work of Hans Primas, using the distinction between quantum and classical properties that emerges in quantum chemistry at the thermodynamic or continuum limit, I develop a new version of… CONTINUE READING

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